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  1. Gezza

     /  16th May 2020

    You can’t fault Jacinda’s dress sense here, Kitty.

    That’s a good look.

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    • Gezza

       /  16th May 2020

      Aka (I’m told by outsiders unlucky enuf to live outside Welly, unlike Lurchy et moi) “the Wellington uniform” – smart-looking black.

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      • NOEL

         /  16th May 2020

        Had to travel to Wellington prior to Covid from Tauranga on a Monday morning.
        1st flight called for Christchurch was boarded by tradies on the rebuild.
        2nd to Auckland the odd businessman sprinkled among families for connecting flights.
        Wellington was next and felt out of sorts with my casual clothes among the “Wellington uniforms”.

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        • Gezza

           /  16th May 2020

          Quite, yeoman. Nevertheless, Wellington’s cultured inhabitants always welcome their provincial cousins coming to experience their capital’s cultural offerings & high spots, & to contribute to the thriving local economy.

          🛡 Sir Gerald ⚔

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        • Corky

           /  16th May 2020

          I was in Tauranga the other day, Noel. Went across to the Mount to check on a closing business. Not good in the Tauranga area is it.

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          • NOEL

             /  16th May 2020

            Prior to Covid used to take the bus into the city centre with some friends for an afternoon out on Winnes card. Used to be a dour competition walking back to the bus stop to see how many more business had closed since the previous visit. Coincided with two new Mall projects opening.

            I’m guessing that would have been increased with Covid.

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      • Alan Wilkinson

         /  16th May 2020

        Looks like an air hostess really, G. I recall some Welly bureaucrat complaining i wasn’t wearing a tie so I told him they were lucky I was wearing shoes.

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        • It does, actually; all it needs is the scarf in airline colours It’s a bit matchy-matchy and safe. But it’s better than some of her frumpy outfits. At least it’s fairly well cut.

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          • Corky

             /  16th May 2020

            Aren’t we the fashion guru. Pray tell how she should have been dressed. Maybe post a link? And no, a cardigan is not acceptable.

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        • Gezza

           /  16th May 2020

          Don’t think so

          I was a tie-less public servant for most of my career. Even had to be loaned a tie twice by male group managers when invited to the Ministers’ Offices for celebratory afternoon teas.

          They weren’t obligatory everywhere in Govt Departments.

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          • NOEL

             /  16th May 2020

            When I first entered the hospital system Surgeons had branded suits and ties, Registrars wrinkled lower cost suits and plain ties, and House Surgeons a white coat and tie.
            Last admission i had the white coat and ties were gone citing health issues.

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          • Not all airlline uniforms are print.

            It could also be a bank teller’s uniform.

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    • Corky

       /  16th May 2020

      Wow..that’s a PM. Quibblers may question whether the jacket button was appropriate; or should have been buttoned up. I’m not one of them. I’m sorry, Paula, the PM shades you with a 9.5.

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      • Gezza

         /  16th May 2020

        Grant’s packing on too much beef.

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      • Corky

         /  16th May 2020

        Grant breezes in and out of interviews without raising a sweat. Mikey, Peter or Sean …no problems. He’s more suited to being a Tory, given that extra beef from good living.

        Question: who’s holding the satchel/handbag?

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        • Gezza

           /  16th May 2020

          Same question occurred to me re the handbag.
          Expand the image. Jacinda is. Even multi-tasks with just her left arm.
          Simon’s got his work cut out to match or better that dexterity.

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    • Gezza

       /  16th May 2020

      Get the feeling those petty downticks of Jacinda’s snappy attire in that photo are probably from gormless wonders not exactly noted for their own sartorial eloquence.

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      • Well, it’s better than that ghastly shiny puce polyester stretch ‘satin’ outfit that looked like pyjamas.

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  2. artcroft

     /  16th May 2020

    Appropriate attire for a funeral. RIP fiscal responsibility.

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    • And for all the people who have died because of the lockdown, as well as the businesses that have been ruined by it.

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      • Gezza

         /  16th May 2020

        Aha! Puce Is the human females’ colour name for my kitchen bench top. 👍🏼

        The human males’ colour name is “somewhere between brown & pink”. 😎

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        • Puce is quite different to old rose. Puce was named after the flea because it is the colour of squashed ones. It’s neither brown nor purple. it’s a hideous neither one thing nor the other colour. Some school uniforms are that sort of colour. It suits no one. The fake satin pyjama trousers stretched so tightly under a short topnthat the seams were in danger were hideously unflattering,

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  3. David

     /  16th May 2020

    What on earth is Winston up to with his deliberate antagonizing of the Chinese and for what appears to be little reason.
    It matters not one jot to us if Taiwan is in or out of the WHO, it is totally unimportant if 3 months ago the Chinese werent happy with us closing the border to them.
    is of vital importance to NZ is we dont have one of our biggest markets shut off or an increased amount of friction that costs us money because Winston see,s some votes with his triennial bout of racism.

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    • Duker

       /  16th May 2020

      https://www.theage.com.au/politics/federal/china-can-t-bully-us-into-submission-the-pm-has-australians-backing-20200515-p54thb.html

      China has been trying to push Australia around too

      Many Australian politicians have been taken aback at the people’s levels of fear, worry, distrust and even anger at China. “The political class is catching up with the community, 100 per cent,” said a government MP this week. “Even just last year, it was considered impolite to criticise China in political circles.” Why? “It’s been an elite consensus, and elite consensus is a powerful thing.”

      Another government MP says that his public criticism of China in recent weeks “gets by far the biggest public response of anything I have ever talked about. It’s off the charts.”

      “The third vital source of strength is the fact that Australia is not alone. There’s a Chinese proverb that you “strangle the chicken to frighten the monkey”. This has been Beijing’s longstanding practice of picking off one country at a time, hoping to frighten others into submission as it does so.”

      NZ supporting Taiwan for WHO has been the position for some time, as long as it doesnt imply sovereignty.
      As well China has been trying to push other countries into its ‘One China Principle’ – which is the hardline position that Taiwan is a part of China.
      NZ and other countries have always had the the ‘One China Policy’ , which is more open , and that there is only ONE sovereign state under name of China.
      Taiwan is officially ‘Republic of China’, while the other we recognise is Peoples Republic of China

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    • Corky

       /  16th May 2020

      Must be an election coming up. If we don’t learn to diversify our markets after the Covid experience, we never will.

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      • Gezza

         /  16th May 2020

        True. We are far too exposed to China putting the ecinomic screws on.

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        • Gezza

           /  16th May 2020

          FiP!
          *economic

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        • David

           /  16th May 2020

          We could well be Gezza but I would prefer to untie us in better economic times when it suits NZ rather than when it suits Winstons electoral prospects.
          He, like Labour did, see,s an anti Chinese vote as people are pretty pissed off with them at the moment, lets leave Trump, Boris and Scomo to it.

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          • Gezza

             /  16th May 2020

            Remains to be seen how this pans out. Winston has definitely got a track record for dog-whistling for votes from the anti-foreigners element of the (generally older) voting bloc, but he’s done this sort of thing before & managed to maintain good foreign relations with the country he’s criticised.

            Whether that’s just been dumb luck, or is a testament to how well he can talk out both sides of his mouth, a talent some Foreign Ministers excel at, & it will cause the Chinese to pause and ponder, remains to be seen.

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            • David

               /  16th May 2020

              We have seen the way China finds some new piece of paperwork is needed and you have container ships sitting in the south china sea unable to dock. The wife is in the business and the costs can be eye wateringly expensive even after your product is ruined and someone else has captured that market.
              They are a very petty country and happily send out the message.

            • Gezza

               /  16th May 2020

              Much like Trump’s Amerika uber alles.

          • Duker

             /  16th May 2020

            The WHO stuff is NZ policy for some time , its just that China is making a noise THIS TIME.
            “The position on Taiwan isn’t new for New Zealand. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (Mfat) confirmed it was “longstanding and consistent” position that the WHO be inclusive and non-politicised when it came to health matters, and allow appropriate participation from the “community of about 24 million people” that is Taiwan.

            https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/121482195/winston-peters-says-he-has-no-regrets-despite-chinas-taiwan-warning
            I guess we arent as supine as Bridges has shown in his kowtowing to China, having a meeting with its Security Chief.

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  4. Gezza

     /  16th May 2020

    Luke Malpass states the already obvious, but an interesting read.

    The tragedy for the Government is that the more successful it seems to be at defeating Covid-19, the more it raises questions over the necessity of it all. And it will always be arguable whether the right balance between public health and economic freedom was struck.

    If a slow rolling maul of closures unfolds — particularly for stores such as Bunnings that probably would have done quite well out of the lockdown had they been allowed to operate — it will focus voters’ minds on the fairness aspects and necessity of the lockdown. And it will all add to the economic mood music leading into the September election.

    That is what the National Party will be honing in on. Make no mistake, providing Covid-19 more or less stays defeated, the conventional rules of politics — which were suspended during lockdown — will now resume with urgency. And the Nats already have their lines sharpened: heard about the $80,000 in Government debt per household yet? If not, you will.

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/opinion/121523741/coronavirus-the-covid19-budget-and-the-consequences-campaign

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    • David

       /  16th May 2020

      There are a few things she did wrong but there is hardly a rulebook on how to deal with these things. I think she did pretty well but NZers really just acted in their own self interest and saw the logic of following other countries and shutting up shop.
      Trying self isolation at the border was dumb and we paid dearly for that and she could have opened up a lot quicker, we should be far freer now given arguably no cases in the last 5 days. She is prioritising politics ahead of the economy at the moment and its because of her belief in the state to be able to fix everything.
      The budget is pretty terrible and I would have delayed it for a few months so Robertson could actually see what is happening, tough time to present one so there was little else he could do but have an eye to getting re elected. Its what National would have done too.

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    • Duker

       /  16th May 2020

      Pumping the tyres for National, that is what Malpass does .

      However Labour will point to the global situation as say its necessary and like the GFC did for national will find their MPs increase.

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      • Gezza

         /  16th May 2020

        Pumping the tyres for National, that is what Malpass does

        A good thing, imo. We’ve had 3 years of mainly young female repeaters/reporters pumping Jacindamania along.

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        • duperez

           /  16th May 2020

          A forlorn little group huddled around. Mike Hosking, David Farrar, Bruce Russell, Sean Plunket and Peter Williams looking into each other’s eyes, supporting each other in the face of the mainly young female repeater Jacindamaniacs. Wistful, mournful, twisted tones of a song oozing out;
          “You and me against the world,
          Sometimes it seems like you and me against the world
          And for all the times we’ve tried we always felt that
          God was on our side….”

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          • Duker

             /  16th May 2020

            Hosking seems to have been gagged from the website of Herald …mikes minutes on only ZB website ,
            Perhaps the reason is they are crawling over broken glass to get the government to overule the courts and allow a takeover of Stuff.

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    • Corky

       /  16th May 2020

      The flip side- we have another outbreak in level one or two…and Jacinda becomes politically untouchable.

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      • Duker

         /  16th May 2020

        One or two people is exactly the measure of success.
        Do you want to be Sweden ( 3700) compared to its neighbour Norway (225) type of success, and we are far better than even Norway ( same size0

        Polio was like that , small outbreaks over decades until widespread vaccination. The localised outbreaks had schools, cinemas etc closing in the immediate area.

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      • Gezza

         /  16th May 2020

        Why do you think Jacinda would become politically untouchable if we have another outbreak at levels one or two?

        I’d expect the reverse to be true, & that those who’ve been advocating for the lockdown to end & complaining it was an overreaction & unnecessary to be on the receiving end of adverse public opinion. Especially given that Ardern has managed the shaping of – and response to – the public mood so well to date.

        Please explain your thinking.

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        • David

           /  16th May 2020

          If we get an outbreak and its successfully contained then she will be in trouble for not opening earlier and with less draconian measures.
          If the outbreak becomes widespread then she should resign in disgrace, she has had enough time to set up a tracing regime.
          If nothing happens then she wins the election and the spends the next 3 years explaining what an abject failure her administration has been when she has to front to the new terms version of Kiwibuild, light rail, tree planting, mental health, child poverty, waiting lists etc etc. because her cabinet is tits and she is very poor at demanding they perform and get results.
          She was on course to lose before Covid came along with a rapidly slowing economy and no clue as to how to turn things around, our 7 billion surplus was looking like a 900 million deficit. Wont take much to put her back in that position.

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          • Gezza

             /  16th May 2020

            If we get an outbreak and its successfully contained then she will be in trouble for not opening earlier and with less draconian measures.

            Possibly, but she’s been riding so high in the polls & the populati are sold on the saviour image, backed up by overseas govt handling disasters, Siouxie The Pink, & Ashley The Sex Symbol – in other words “the science”, that there’s still mileage in selling the message she diverted a bullet for the nation.

            If the outbreak becomes widespread then she should resign in disgrace, she has had enough time to set up a tracing regime.

            See above. But they DO need to ramp up tracing capacity.

            If nothing happens then she wins the election and the spends the next 3 years explaining what an abject failure her administration has been when she has to front to the new terms version of Kiwibuild, light rail, tree planting, mental health, child poverty, waiting lists etc etc. because her cabinet is tits [on a bull, as useless as] and she is very poor at demanding they perform and get results.

            She was on course to lose before Covid came along with a rapidly slowing economy and no clue as to how to turn things around, our 7 billion surplus was looking like a 900 million deficit. Wont take much to put her back in that position.

            Yes. But there is still not much prospect of the voting public favouring Simon as our next PM, imo. Hard to put one’s finger on any one thing but he’s possibly National’s biggest impediment. They might have done better to keep Bill on.

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        • Corky

           /  16th May 2020

          Untouchable
          adjective:

          Not able or allowed to be touched or affected.
          “drug barons who were legally untouchable

          Depends on which end of the stick you want to look at. Jacinda’s hard line on the lockdown and other measures will have been vindicated with another outbreak.

          Any criticisms of her for the new outbreak is muted straight away. She can handle her critics using the economy or reasonable health indicators that were positive before going to level 2 or1 as the rationale behind her decisions.

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          • Gezza

             /  16th May 2020

            Fair enuf.

            You left out the b definition – someone of the Dalit class in India, those who are shunned & looked down on or avoided. So your initial comment was ambiguous.

            Not to worry. Clear now.

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  5. artcroft

     /  16th May 2020

    I see Sweden is still surviving with a much lighter set of restrictions. Nor are there reports of huge mass graves in some of the less developed countries of the world. Lots of questions soon to be answered.

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    • Duker

       /  16th May 2020

      See how they feel in another 3 months , when their neighbours are out of lockdown and dont have 80-100 ( actual) new deaths per day
      Sweden is around 3700 deaths at the moment, a month ago it was 1300.
      Next door Norway with around half the population is 225 and 1 or 2 new deaths per day.

      Clear proof lockdowns work far better than ‘light’ social distancing.
      And no, not all the people in Sweden are happy about it

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      • artcroft

         /  16th May 2020

        Three more months of lockdown? F**k! All summer gone and the doors open just in time to step into a Scandinavian winter. Someone has a dire sense of humour.

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        • Alan Wilkinson

           /  16th May 2020

          Sweden’s normal summer is two weeks in July. In a bad year, none. If it comes they all rush out and take off all their clothes and lie in the sun in the parks. Then they go back to filling their sheds with wood for the winter. And no doubt refilling the Schnapps cupboard. A strange country.

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    • While it’s possible the Swedish strategy works out better in the long run, if vaccines become available sooner rather than later it will have been an expensive (on lives) gamble for Sweden. You can’t undo deaths.

      I’d much rather be in New Zealand’s situation than Sweden’s right now.

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      • Duker

         /  16th May 2020

        Sweden with its unemployment at 7% before the Covid were in a weak position economically.
        Now they will end up unemployment over 10% and 6000 dead

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      • Pink David

         /  16th May 2020

        “if vaccines become available sooner rather than later it will have been an expensive (on lives) gamble for Sweden. ”

        How many of the lives lost in Sweden were unlikely to survive the year regardless of Covid? Would you also care to calculate the mortality of very old, and ill, persons chances of survival when they have had all contact with their families stopped?

        Is it 50% or 80% dead before any prospect of a vaccine? Or is it 95%?

        Looking forward to your answer.

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    • Duker

       /  16th May 2020

      No mass graves ?
      Mexico City morgue …nothing to see here

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      • artcroft

         /  16th May 2020

        That’s not a mass grave. It’s a busy morgue. Where are the hundreds/ thousands of extra bodies being throw into a pit.

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      • Pink David

         /  16th May 2020

        Oh look a squirrel!

        Duker has shared a photo of 1hr worth of murder victim’s in Mexico City. In the next hour there will be 4 more. At the end of the day they will be stacked like firewood to the celing.

        I recall you claiming to be an engineer at some point. I shudder to think about your work given this call to emotion, shamanistic BS. Do you have a photo of morgues in Mexico City on an average day? Are they a symphony of order and professionalism with not a thing out of place and this is an example of extraordinary events, out side the norm?

        Of is it like every other bloody thing in Mexico, a total shambles all of the time?

        What is your motivation in propagating such lies? Is it your fear, or are you wanting to instill fear in others? How the bloody hell you work as an engineer without basic understanding of baselines and evidence based judgements.

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        • Duker

           /  16th May 2020

          The fridges are full , so body bags filling the morgue autopsy rooms….. nothing to see here. Murder victims would have autopsy, covid cases not.
          Iran mass graves can be seen from space photos

          Mass graves Brazil

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          • The Iranian photo could be anything.

            The Brazilian ones look like ordinary graves side by side.

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            • Duker

               /  16th May 2020

              Thats because they are both with a pit centre bottom.
              Just because you cant see clearly doesnt mean others cant see whats there, they have long pits as well in Tehran in existing cemetery

          • Pink David

             /  16th May 2020

            Where are the Swedish mass graves?
            Where are the Belgium mass graves?
            Where are the overflowing morgues in the UK?

            Mexico has had half the deaths from Covid as that of Belgium, ten times the population. No overflowing morgues in Belgium.

            The UK has had 5 times the death from Covid as Iran, no satellite photos of mass graves.

            Why is this Duker?

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  6. Gerrit

     /  16th May 2020

    When and if a new vaccine becomes available, how strong will the antivaxers call be and thus negate any effect the vaccine may have?

    This virus, plus any existing or future virus will continue to run rampant through the worlds population for ever more or until the human population is consistent of low enough numbers to prevent it spread. Would a virus spread if there was only 2 billion people on this planet?

    Worth a read

    https://allianceforscience.cornell.edu/blog/2020/05/how-the-anti-vaxxers-could-win-the-covid-information-war/

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    • Duker

       /  16th May 2020

      Different diseases have different levels of vaccine level immunity. Measles which is highly infectious needs almost 95% thus the problems in Samoa where it might have been 50-60%
      Covid virus is said to need the mid 30% for herd immunity. That is stops widespread infection from community transmission. So those not immune will still catch it if its spread within your bubble like work, family, school even
      So anti-vaxxers dont need to be on board, they can instead give up their life/health for their beliefs

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  7. Lol. Tara Reade’s different claims continue to unravel.

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  8. Gezza

     /  16th May 2020

    Drove North from Ngauranga to Lower Hutt along SH2 yesterday to conduct some legal business in Lower Hutt, then further North up to Upper Hutt to visit some friends who I haven’t seen for a year & to meet their new female Rotty/Huntaway adolescent Pound rescue dog.

    Passed about 3 of those mobile trailerised highway signs that were rotating thru the 3 messages:

    SLOW DOWN
    SAVE LIVES
    BE KIND

    Any other places got these?

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    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  16th May 2020

      That’s a relief. Bob Jones was also worrying that Jacinda forgot to tell the nation to be kind in her Level 2 address and the hapless population would be lost without that instruction.

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    • Gerrit

       /  16th May 2020

      All the Auckland motorway information signs are fully loaded with those messages.

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    • We have these inane, meaningless cliches too.

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      • duperez

         /  16th May 2020

        Where I was last night there were three others. Two spoke of crazy driving from others which had just about took them out the previous day. One incident, given the particular spot, was insane. Why do people need to be reminded to take care on the roads?
        The messages might piss some people off while on the other hand it might make just one person take care.
        If that care means one of my loved ones isn’t killed I’d be happy. I’ll never know we got home last night safely because someone had driven with more caution than usual because they hadn’t driven for six weeks. Or the same happened for someone in Methven or Morrinsville.

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    • Gezza

       /  16th May 2020

      Here’s Jet, my friends’ 17 month old Rotty cross. She must have been starved of affection by her previous owners and she makes up for it now by returning any show of it from her owners or their friends with sheer happiness.

      Any would-be burglars or strangers peeping thru the window will soon be discouraged though. Has a bark & a warning growl of a rottweiler twice her size…

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  9. Gezza

     /  16th May 2020

    Yet another day with no Breakfast Report from Blazer, I see.
    Wonder if he’s skipping breakfast ? 😳

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    • Conspiratoor

       /  16th May 2020

      Threatened unfairly with the ban hammer. Signed off

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      • Gezza

         /  16th May 2020

        Too 🌸 sensitive, that’s his ❄️ trouble.

        So … what did you have for breakfast then?

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        • Conspiratoor

           /  16th May 2020

          Passionate, well read socialust but never struck me as sensitive. One of his gormless opponents certainly

          As for what I had for breakfast …who cares

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          • We care, do tell.

            I had the same as I always have. So did the dog.

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            • Gezza

               /  16th May 2020

              I fear the days of the YNZ Blazerian Breakfast Report are over before they really started. He’d not even got us to black pudding & a hash brown yet.

            • Gezza

               /  16th May 2020

              😳

              @ Kitty, if you and the dog both had the same for breakfast, are you saying that your morning starter was a 🐶 🍖 🍚 dog’s breakfast ?

          • Gezza

             /  16th May 2020

            Passionate, well read socialust but never struck me as sensitive.

            Not normally one to speak ill of the departed, me, as you know, c, But – was he?

            Found it hard to pick out exactly what he was FOR. Seemed rather inscrutable on that score. Not a man to give much away. Mostly seemed to rail against anyone whom he detests.

            Primarily bankers (most of whom seemed to also be Zionists?) with a regular flurry of jabs at anyone who mentioned The Holocaust.

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            • Conspiratoor

               /  16th May 2020

              If you are just trying to score points G, you tend to see only the combative streak in some opponents. Blazer stays true to what he detests but hasn’t fully worked through the alternatives. Nothing wrong with that, not many of us have. Have you?

              And I have no problem with his critique of bankers, zionists or the holocaust. The jews have done very well to focus the world’s attention on their holocaust and good for them. But lest we forget, nazi genocide also accounted for just as many non-jewish victims

            • Gezza

               /  16th May 2020

              Nobody forgets that millions of others died in the wars against Nazi Germany & The Japanese Emperor’s aggression (conveniently sanitised post-surrender). All countries involved mark every anniversary of significance annually and as often as they possibly can.

              There’s no reason to rail against the Jews for wanting to be remembered especially for the particular deprivations & horrors & industrial scale slaughter they were subjected as the inevitable result of the deliberate stoking up of hatred & the preparedness of those who knew to look the other way.

              Something I find all the more reprehensible about the now similar treatment of Palestinians by the Zionist extremists now in control in Israel & in the White House via Jared & Ivanka.

              I haven’t found any party anywhere with the perfect formula for happy & efficient & effective governance of their country yet. NZ has managed pretty well in comparison to others; no place else I’d rather be.

              A curious fact about good governance is that it’s often best & most clearly seen looking back, when the ongoing & conflicting yells, smells, tells & bells of the current political environment tend to over-inflame passions & obstruct clear viewing, imo.

              What I don’t seem able to do, & have no wish to acquire the skill or obsession for, is the kind of loathing & visceral hate certain people display when it comes to their perceived enemies.

              More than happy to administer a bop on the nose or a quick knee to the gooleys of someone who wants to try & have a piece of me tho. And to hang around & slap their ears a bit if they don’t get the message soon enuf.

            • Conspiratoor

               /  16th May 2020

              “More than happy to administer a bop on the nose or a quick knee to the gooleys of someone who wants to try & have a piece of me tho. And to hang around & slap their ears a bit if they don’t get the message soon enuf”

              And amidst all this bopping and ear slapping Blazer is probably sitting there thinking hes been gummed by a nana

            • Gezza

               /  16th May 2020

              I know exactly how he feels ! 😆

              Internet injuries heal quickly for those who feel no pain.

          • Gezza

             /  16th May 2020

            One suspects, c, nonetheless, that altho doubtless other blogs will be clamouring for his winning personality to appear amongst the mob their fiefdoms, he will return to the fold after a period of punishing YNZ with his absence.

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  10. Duker

     /  16th May 2020

    Interesting look back in time.
    President Herbert Hoover was like Trump had never been elected to any previous public office and like Trump failed to take on the challenge of the economic downturn preferring to talk about confidence and rescue businesses.
    Like Trump will only serve one term.

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  11. Gezza

     /  16th May 2020

    A Wellington bus driver who copped an abusive spray from a passenger refusing to follow social distancing rules is worried about the safety of himself and his colleagues. The driver, who did not want to be identified, said he was abused after asking a passenger to move to a window seat.

    At Covid-19 alert level 2, all aisle seats on Metlink buses are marked with red stickers to indicate where people are not allowed to sit, to maintain one metre of physical distancing. “A lot of passengers don’t notice [the stickers], so we have to tell them to move,” the driver said.

    “This woman was sitting at an aisle seat. I told her she had to move, but she said her bag was there. I told her there were government regulations, but she still refused”

    At that point, the driver offered to open the back door of the bus and let her out if she wasn’t willing to obey the rules. The driver said he was then abused with colourful expletives.

    The woman did not end up getting off the bus, and the driver decided not to push the issue, because she was getting aggressive. “I’m really worried about drivers… some drivers are extremely vulnerable,” the driver said.
    Stuff.

    Not surprised. Some drivers I’ve noticed are rather diminutive females. Shame they don’t have vidcams on the buses. Be good if someone viewing it online could identify this seemingly nasty piece of work.

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  12. Gezza

     /  16th May 2020

    A curious thing. Altho Microsoft said it was ceasing support for Windows 7 from 14 January, except for business users, for whom they then decided to grant a 3 year extension of support – for a subscription – I am still getting Windows 7 Updates from MSoft?

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    • Gerrit

       /  16th May 2020

      My understaing and from personal experience, if you are running Windows Security Essentials they are updating those but they come trough as a Windows update. So sort of correct in it is a Windows upgrade but not Win7.

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      • Gezza

         /  16th May 2020

        Interesting. Must have a look at the latest update. I’m running macafee, which won’t let Windows firewall etc run, but it might still be updating Win7’s security package.

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